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Kerala the first Indian state to make internet access a basic human right

by Futures Centre, Mar 13
1 minute read

The Indian state of Kerela has proposed on its budget to make access to the internet a basic human right. Under the proposal, the project named K-FON (Kerela Fiber Optic Network) aims for the government to provide 2 million households with free internet access within 18 months. This comes as another step in Kerela’s history with prioritising IT. In 2003, it was one of few states in India to make IT education complusory in schools, and in 2016 Kerala was the first ‘Digital State’ having linked all villages to the National Optical Fiber Network project (NOFN).


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